Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


The Side is the part of a Longwise set towards either the Men's or the Ladies' Side line; when looking towards The music along the Centre line, the Men's Side is to the left and the Ladies' is to the right.

Sides refers to both the Men's and the Ladies Sides.

In a Circular set, it is often used to mean the polygon formed by joining adjacent Standing places.

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Side, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
51st Travellers
Braes Of Breadalbane
Christmas Party Jig
City Of Belfast
Dean Bridge Of Edinburgh
Eileen Watt's Reel
Jimmy's Fancy
La Flora
Nacton Hall
Swithland Woods

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